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Midday Roundup: More tales of ISIS atrocities against culture, people

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Irreplaceable. The so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, has razed another ancient archaeological site that held secrets of pre-Christian history in Mesopotamia.

Sailing on sunlight

By Julie Borg
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Science | Engineers develop spacecraft powered by solar energy

Year-long space flight is a precursor to Mars missions

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | In just over two months, an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut will rocket to the International Space Station on a year-long mission to help…

Midday Roundup: Haiti marks quake anniversary amid political turmoil

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still shaky. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the southern part of Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country. About…

Midday Roundup: East, Midwest brace for bone-chilling cold

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Extra cold. Dangerously cold temperatures are arriving in the East and Midwest as arctic air moves in. Frigid temperatures and snow already battered some…

Curiosity continues to make tracks on Mars

By Julie Borg
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Science | More than 16 months after landing on the Red Planet, the Mars rover Curiosity is trekking to its ultimate destination—climbing 3-mile-high Mount Sharp, a…

Orion mission takes NASA one flight closer to Mars

By Julie Borg
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Space | The Orion spacecraft plummeted through the earth’s atmosphere at 2,000 mph, slowed to deploy red and white parachutes resembling giant peppermint swirl…

Midday Roundup: NASA’s Orion safely lands after soaring out of this world

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Blastoff. The spacecraft Orion successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after an early morning test flight today. The next-generation rocket ship…

Midday Roundup: Windy weather blows Orion launch back a day

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Postponed. High winds and glitches forced NASA to cancel today’s test flight of the Orion spacecraft, the next-generation rocket ship designed to replace…

Midday Roundup: GOP picks up another Senate seat

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Winner declared. A week after most other Senate contests were settled, Republican Dan Sullivan has declared victory in Alaska. Sullivan’s battle with…

Midday Roundup: Pundits predict a GOP Senate win

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Down to the wire. With Election Day now just hours away, the odds favor a GOP Senate takeover. But it won’t be a slam dunk, says political analyst Nate…

Virgin Galactic spaceship explodes during test flight

By Leigh Jones
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Space | A rocket ship designed to take tourists into space exploded this afternoon during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert. One person died in the…

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